Below you find a short article, which clarifies my thinking on leadership.
How I work
Better to practice silence than to preach bla bla
Leaders are more effective when they strive for a positive
and meaningful impact on people and the environment around them.
Reducing our ego helps us to increase the positive impact of our leadership.
These beliefs I truly ‘live’, but leadership is about what you practice rather than what you say.
I have a strong commitment to get real results in terms of improved leadership.
I enjoy working with leaders who have the same commitment.
Clear and authentic
We work together on real leadership challenges. I observe and give feedback in clear language. No corporate jargon.
We don’t learn and grow by talking sessions only.
Experiential learning is about doing, practicing, and experiencing.
We work on real business issues together. We go outside, we move, out of comfort.
Slow pace and small scale
Leaders and top teams work at high speed, day in, day out.
I slow you down to reflect and really learn.
I work small-scale: dedicated to a few individual leaders and teams only.
I work with a global network of like-minded coaches, facilitators, teachers and specialists in experiential learning.
I have developed my experience in leadership development over the years in different roles.
I held different senior HR positions at large multinational companies (Ahold, Heineken, Grandvision, FrieslandCampina). I have personal experience as member of the top team in different businesses.
Since 2006, I have specialised in top team effectiveness and personal leadership coaching.
I have worked in very different settings: listed companies, partnerships, private equity, cooperative ownership.
My client base is very diverse in terms of industry, size and ownership structure.
I am a psychologist in business. I hold a MSc in psychology, including intensive training in coaching and counselling. I apply social and clinical psychology in my work.
I have worked and still work internationally: in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa.
I am married and father of three adult children. Besides work and family I have a passion for being out in nature. I go hiking, mountaineering and ski touring.